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Think Outside the (Gift) Box

Think Outside the (Gift) Box

We are only weeks away from the launch of the holiday season and if you want to get a head start, we have some great gifts that give back to Second Harvest!

MEET HEKTOR: Road Warrior. Food Rescuer. Triple-Bottom-Line Winner.

MEET HEKTOR: Road Warrior. Food Rescuer. Triple-Bottom-Line Winner.

Hektor has been a driver with Second Harvest for over 15 years. And in that time, he’s personally delivered millions of pounds of fresh food to shelters for the homeless, after-school programs, pre-natal food programs, food banks, student nutrition programs, and to...

Canada’s Invisible Food Network release

Canada’s Invisible Food Network release

As a follow-up to Second Harvest’s 2019 report, The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste, Second Harvest is releasing a second research report titled Canada’s Invisible Food Network. It is the first report to reveal the massive, invisible patchwork of community...

5 Questions with…the Tobin-Krofchick Family

5 Questions with…the Tobin-Krofchick Family

This month, we’re talking to Harris Krofchick and Michelle Tobin about their family’s philanthropy and how giving where you live can be a path to healing the world.

Catching Up With Two Marathon Mavens

Catching Up With Two Marathon Mavens

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is back and we’d like you to meet Leeanne and Maria, two absolute rock stars who are hitting the pavement to raise funds for food rescue.

The Laid-Back Lager That Gives Back

The Laid-Back Lager That Gives Back

Cheers to a new craft brew and a new supporter of Second Harvest: COZ Beer. We talked to COZ’s Jeff Spriet about launching a new brew that gives back. Click to read more.

42KM + YOU = 50,000 meals

42KM + YOU = 50,000 meals

Second Harvest is officially launching Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Race training season! Click to learn how you can help us reach our bold target while earning prizes. Read more.

Raising a Toast to Zero-Waste Cocktails

Raising a Toast to Zero-Waste Cocktails

Did you know that reducing your food waste can save you money? We toss 2.3 million tonnes of perfectly good food every year, costing Canadian households an average of $1,766 a year.

6 Tips for the Perfect Party Experience

6 Tips for the Perfect Party Experience

Planning a party but don’t know where to begin? Check out these 6 tips to make social distancing a piece of (birthday) cake – and learn how your party can support Second Harvest, too! Make a wish and click!

5 Questions … with McCain Foods

5 Questions … with McCain Foods

We caught up recently with Audrey Leduc, McCain’s Manager, Planet-Friendly Practices in North America, where we discussed planet-friendly innovation and McCain’s role in these initiatives.

5 QUESTIONS FOR … Liu Fu Yu Charity Foundation

5 QUESTIONS FOR … Liu Fu Yu Charity Foundation

The Liu Fu Yu Charity Foundation is a small family foundation with a big impact and we are grateful to welcome them as new partners. We asked 5 quick questions – read them here.

Hero Virtual Garage Sale

Hero Virtual Garage Sale

This spring cleaning season you’re invited to tidy your way to becoming a Second Harvest Hero through our Virtual Garage Sale, running May 17th to Friday June 18th.

Make an Impact with Fill it Forward

Make an Impact with Fill it Forward

Made from 20 recycled plastic bottles, the Everyday Tote Bag was designed by Fill it Forward to help eliminate our dependency on single-use plastic bags. The bucket-style opening, versatile design and rugged durability (it can hold up to 50 pounds) have you covered...

Everyone Wins With Our Hero Sweepstakes!

Everyone Wins With Our Hero Sweepstakes!

Thanks to you, our first-ever Second Harvest Hero Sweepstakes, presented by Moneris, raised more than $89,830! Click for info and winning numbers. 

Sustainability by the Glass: When reds and whites are green

Sustainability by the Glass: When reds and whites are green

For this Earth Issue, we’re exploring how the often water- and soil-intensive practices involved in grape and wine production are being transformed by industry-wide adoption of sustainable practices, with the charge being led by California wineries and vineyards.

36 Years of Awesome Volunteers!

36 Years of Awesome Volunteers!

For those of you who were able to help us in 2020, thank you! You supported us in new and different ways and did an amazing job.